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demonstration to date. here in washington, the obama administration is playing down concerns that if president mubarak is forced out, radical islamists could cease power. yet, there's a sense of frustration and uncertainty at the white house. the administration has made clear to president mubarak he needs an exit strategy but sees no evidence as yet he is ready for a true dialogue with his critics. as one official put it to me, "it is not clear he is listening, and he may try to overstay his already overstayed time." and we have more from cairo. >> reporter: hi, john. on that point you were just making there about the concern that exists that if the moib regime should fall there would be some islamic government that would take over, a lot of strong opinions on that front from the streets of cairo. people saying that, no, that is not the case because this is not an islamic revolt. this is a revolt of the people and what they do want is democracy. and anyone who comes into power should president mubarak should fall should be held as accountable as he is being held by the population right now. th
of them. >>> president obama meanwhile is meeting with his top national security advisers. we're going to have much more on what the white house is doing. what's been the white house role in all these dramatic developments in egypt? the obama administration putting pressure on the egyptian president to step down. stay with us for that. also, egypt's control of a vital oil shipping lane. if the crisis continues, we could all feel the impact. you know, when i grow up, i'm going to own my own restaurant. i want to be a volunteer firefighter. when i grow up, i want to write a novel. i want to go on a road trip. when i grow up, i'm going to go there. i'm going to work with kids. i want to fix up old houses. [ female announcer ] at aarp we believe you're never done growing. i want to fall in love again. [ female announcer ] together we can discover the best of what's next at >>> jack cafferty certainly following the break news, all the developments here in the united states as well as in egypt. jack is here with "the cafferty file." jack? >> some estimates put the estimates of egyp
, president obama as of today will not defend the constitutionality of the defense of marriage act, doma. his attorney general will not go into the act to enforce the two big provisions, the one keeping provisions of one state affecting another state and the policy, that only a marriage between a man and woman will be recognized until federal law. that's a huge victory for gay rights activists and a big debate tonight on "hardball." >>> the republicans act like they're ready for a fight over government spending. so do democrats. history shows when that's the case, you get a fight. watch this battle of chicken when neither truck wants to swerve. government shutdown on the way. both sides think this is a fight they can win. we'll see who's right? >> plus, john thune says he's sitting out 2012 because, get this, he president obama will be tough to beat. that's what he says. we're going to check in with the "hardball" strategists on that point. watch what happened when someone asked newt gingrich how he squares his personal marital history with his professed admiration for family values. we'll br
moment. first we had glenn beck. now we hear claims that the obama administration is taking its orders from fundamentalist muslims who have been inuntil at any rated into the conservative organizes as well. was next? tell us to shoot somebody else in the head? wow. plus here's what donald rumsfeld remembers in his new book that president bush came to him two weeks after 9/11 and talked about war with iraq. here's what he forgets that whiling the pentagon was still smoldering that day it was rumsfeld himself who was targeted saddam hussein despite the fact that iraq didn't attack us. tonight we play rummy. while republicans wanted to run, president obama seems to be launching his re-election campaign, today he hit two points republicans love to question, his christianity and winning the future. guess who suddenly is looking stronger for 2012. let me finish with glenn beck's cracker barrel crack up. let me start with the situation in egypt. joining me on the phone in cairo is nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel. richard, what do we make of this call for trials of president
me ask you about the united states' influence at this point. you have been critical of the obama administration for not having a consistent message. what influence is the administration having an events there? >> well, i think the u.s., of course, has close ties to the u.s., but they are not going to determine the events in the streets of egypt. but i think, you know, everybody expects them to stand up for the basic universal values, freedom, democracy, rule of law, human rights and the u.s. at the beginning has been behind the curve. i think they caught up in the last few days, but the special representative made the statement yesterday saying president mubarak must stay in power. that came down here like a piece of lead. then it was denied by the white house. you know, it was retracted by the white house. i think what people expect is not that the u.s. will effect change in u.s. but they have to be very clear that they are on the side of the people for freedom and democracy, for egypt to move to what i call the second republic, a move from an authoritarian system into democracy
will not seek reelection. and president obama responds to the situation. >> he recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable. >>> but first, a heart breaking day in the search for a missing 4-year-old boy. search crews recover the body of giuliani cardenas from a canal. reaction from the boy's family and the community that rallied to find him. it was 13 days ago that cardenas was taken from his grandmother's arms by his mother's former boyfriend. today after days of agonizing searches of an irrigation canal the search crews found the child's body. this map shows where it was found and where the original search started and where the crews pulled the silver toyota corolla from the waters on friday. the distance was about 30 miles. the body was spotted by a water department worker. there is no sign of the alleged kidnapper. at this point, the sheriff has issued a homicide warrant against rodriguez. but investigators believe that he, too, will be found in that canal. >> many cars as we pulled out of the canal and as much debris as we have found in our diving operation it is very likely he cou
in egypt. you'll hear it for yourself. >>> and president obama says protesters in egypt have options. you'll hear his latest strategy on the stalemate in the news right now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. the top story, it's now early morning in cairo. pro-democracy leaders entrenched in ta her square. demonstrators began surging toward army tanks. and elsewhere modest signs that life is slowly returning to normal for many egyptians. banks opened for the first time in ten days allowing people and businesses to withdraw cash. >>> president obama said he was asked about the potential role of muslim brotherhood. take a listen to what he said. >> i think it's one fax in northern egypt. they don't have the majority support but they are well organized but there are strains of their ideology that are anti-u.s., there's no doubt about it. here's what we have to understand. there are a whole bunch of secular folks in egypt. there are a whole bunch of educators and civil society in egypt that wants to come to the floor as well, and so it's important for us not to say that our only two o
. >> president obama bill o'reilly riley covering mer ground than any player on the field. >> you deny you are a man who wants to redistribute wealth? >> absolutely. i lowered taxes over the last two years. >> tonight their entire discussion that might leave the super bowl feeling more like the half time show. >> paying the price for doing their job. two members of our fox family savagely beating and left to wonder if they would be beaten by thugs in cairo. their terrifying ordeal a in thr own words. >> within 40 seconds people are all over us that's when our life or death struggle began. >> i thought okay i am afraid to travel. >> how their nightmare took another dark turn just when they thought it was over. >>> plus born 100 years ago today he left a living legacy for generations to come. tonight celebrating the life of president ronald reagan and the museum honoring his memory. >> i know ronny would be thrilled and is thrilled to have all of you share in this 100th birthday. >> a fox exclusive consider it the super bowl of interviews. president obama and bill o'reilly riley one-on-one n
president obama. but we got the facts to show you the gop hypocrisy. robert reich with a reality check tonight. and super bowl politics. why progressives should be really psyched about the big game. the story of why this game will drive tea partiers crazy. >> pro democracy protests in egypt continued to roar. hundred thousands showed up for the day of departure. for the 11th strait day, protesters gathered in cairo's main scare who demand egyptian president hosni mubarak step down. after two violent days, today was mostly peaceful. the army protected demonstrators, checking to make sure there were november thugs at least in the tv square where the tv cameras were. let's go to ron allen in cairo. hey, ron, here's the part i don't understand about this. i hope you can help us out. so they bash the journalists and some really scary stuff in going after the journalists, but then they don't attack today. what was the point of attacking all those journalists? >> well, the army was out in force today. that was the big difference. they established rules and parameters for the demonstration ear
. mr. obama will appoint intel president and ceo paul otallini. interesting since otallini criticized policies and failed to create jobs or boost consumer confidence. two interesting pictures from last night's gathering to show you the venture capital at woodside. it shows the president and a virtual who's who of silicon valley. steve jobs, mark zuckerberg, john chambers of cisco, google's schmidt and there are others. the white house spokesman said much of the group discussion last night centered on ways to invest in innovation and job growth in the public sector. republicans are quick to point out ten of the 12 people at the kinnear last night here in the silicon valley are contributors to president obama and they say this is really a poorly disguised campaign swing, albeit an early one, for the next presidential election. they also have trouble with some of the money he wants to spend on all his projects. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> thanks a lot. oakland police say they're now closing an investigation into allegations of sexual acts involving second graders inside an oakland el
suleiman has said unequivocally that the president will not step down. president obama said he must stay in office in order to steer changes through. it appears that president mubarak is going to stay. what happens next? >> well, fareed, i think this is onlyi i continuing the sta continuing the stand-off. i think the people are very clear that mubarak has to retire, in dignity but he has to go. there's a huge question of credibility. people have no credibility, if he doesn't leave, the regime would retrench and then come back with vengeance. and you hear different voices. very clear he should go. frank wisner came with this statement saying that mubarak must stay which created a lot of confusion, lot of disappointment, i should say to you here in egypt. people who are very happy with barack obama's statement that the time is now. mubarak will be stubborn but it's not really a person of issue, it's an issue of the country. people want to see a new regime and mubarak to step down is a clear indication that we are on the throes of the second republic, if you like. unless he does that, we wi
obama. in the meantime, air travel is still struggling to get on schedule. >>reporter: @ s f o, long lines. many people are trying to rebooked flights because there are regional flight was delayed because of the weather. on average, there were delayed about two hours with low visibility and a poor conditions. dodgem raindrops just to get to the terminal. they had to dodge those raindrops and once they got inside, they have to make a new connection. >> we're trying to go to missouri. >> los angeles. the delay is 3.5 hours. >> gatlinburg, texas. and i think that it is going to be delayed. we've gone to junior olympics in memphis and were also delayed. so, i guess we're just kidding used to it. >> the best advice. >>reporter: to call before you are leaving to either catch a plane, were collected somebody. >>pam: kate thompson she is in the north bay. >>reporter: and we are showing this rainfall for cold. chilly. and parts of the embarcadero. actually, we are seeing some blue skies. 101 north, it is finally, through novado, 12 minutes, petaluma, 40 minutes and that is about one hour ago.
that president obama has said in the last few minutes that egypt must spell out the changes needed to keel what has happened so far in cairo. here in the bay area a lot of people watching what happened in egypt. and president mubarak's refusal to step down is being met with criticism. mike hellgren has the story. >> reporter: a student was quick to call mubarak a pathological liar, a man with no respect for the young people in egypt. today they watched on tv and online. one american, one egyptian, both very disappointed with mubarak's refusal to step down. >> if the promubarak prospective -- >> reporter: then there's professor ibarim. american born, her family remains in egypt. >> we heard him say he was going to call for a constitutional amendments, he was going to appoint economies to do that and nobody wants him to appoint anything, we want him out. at this point it's really just a psychological battle. >> reporter: mubarak said today he will delegate powers to the vice president. ebraham calls him a pathological power. >> nobody believes he is going to give up power in september. and we hav
and they are not happy with mubarak's half steps. shortly before mubarak spoke president obama effectively pulled american support. that message was conveyed by an old egypt hand frank wisner that told mubarak if he wants to stay in office he can't hold on until september. we got this story covered from all the bases in cairo, washington and here in new york. plus the charge of judicial activism, conservatives go hoarse be criticizing activist judges. they can't get enough of the ruling of the health care law. we'll dig into that hot story. we begin latest on the cry since egypt. nbc news correspondent, ron allen. i'm trying to figure this out. did we tell mubarak he has to leave now, next week, two months from now? what was our message through frank wisner, the old egyptian hand yesterday? >> reporter: it's unclear to me too, chris. i think the last message that was pretty firm that your time is up and we have to figure out how to end this. i can tell you that the message out on the streets is also a bit muddled. we just got back from liberation square where there's still perhaps tens of thousan
for the e-mail. anything else, rob? >> on a lighter note, scott says i love to get up early to see obama say obama, pennsylvania, super bowl. >> that's a pretty good e-mail. i would declare that e-mail to be a -- thanks very much. guess what? the event you've been waiting for, "morning joe" starts right now. >> they're called to fix what was broken in our world. a call rooted in faith. is what led me just a few years out of college to sign up as a community organize r for a grou of churches on the south side of chicago. it was through that experience working with pastors and lay people, trying to heal the wounds of hurting neighborhoods that i came to know jesus christ for myself. and embrace him as my lord and savior. >> we pray that violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. and that a better day will dawn over egypt and throughout the world. >> all right. we're going straight to cairo. live pictures out of tahrir square where hundreds of thousands of protesters are gathering right now for what they hope will be a day of departur
obama administration to move cautiously on egypt he says the u.s. should take measured steps in public and much of the pressure, too much pressure could backfire. >> cheney added quote whatever comes next in egypt is going to be defor maybed by the people of egypt -- determined by the people of egypt. >> closed door trial of three uc berkeley graduates is under way in iran. sarah, shane and josh are all arrested and accused of spying while hiking near the iran/iraq border july 2009. showered was released on bail in september and returned to the states, it is not clear whether she will be tried in absten sha or if any of the three were present during the five hour hearing their lawyer says he was denied a request to visit the two men held over there hours before the trial began if convicted they could face town 10 years in prison. -- face up to 10 years in prison. >> a bay area community that saw a spike in gang related killings last year is trying to turn things around. >> reporter: demonstrators at san franciscos un plaza say they are encouraged by and want to support the massive anti
a president barack obama on arrival. we are expecting him to take off of route 830 or so. we believe him of the fln. you can see secret service all wrong. security guards are at here. this is impressive. i have done 5-10 president of arrival/departure is. every time you get as stated airforce what is impressive. >>darya: if yes and they stop all of the aerospace until he is on his way. it >> reporter: as plain start leaving and taking off. you can see the planes getting ready to taxi off and take off out here. as soon as the caravan arrives on site everything comes to a screeching halt. >>darya: ok, we will see it leave the hotel and and we are over to you. thank-you so much. mark? >> let us see what is in store it with our brother. >>louisa: showers are creeping their way in. palo alto and to send us a. we are looking at a few leftover bread and drops. -- wayne it drops.rain drops. looke moister pumping its way enter this debate. it is backing and into the east wait. your future cast shows showers edging in through the day and buy it 2:00 hour it is the same story. by 4:00 you will see
with mubarak's half sometimes. just a few minutes ago president obama said he spoke with mubarak. let's listen. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. >> that's what he said on television. earlier today president obama effectively pulled american support. telling mubarak he can't hold power until september. >>> we have the story covered from all the bases in cairo, washington and here in new york. plus the charge of judicial activism, conservatives go hoarse be criticizing activist judges. that's what they call liberals. they can't get enough of the ruling of the health care law. from a judge appointed by reagan. we'll dig into that hot story. we begin with nbc news correspondent, ron allen. i guess i'm trying to figure this out. did we tell mubarak he has to leave now, next week, two months from now? what was our message through frank wisner, the old egyptian hand yesterday? >> reporter: it's unclear to me too, chris. i think there was a message that was pretty f
of the demands of protesters. this was the demand of president obama's envoy frank wisner. the protesters rejected it whole-heartily saying we want to see you go now. it did not live up to their expectations. one of the protesters that i spoke with said he's been lying for 30 years, why should we believe him now? another one said, he'll use these next seven months to round people up who have been protesting against him over these last few days. >> alex, as we look at these images from cairo, we can see so many people, a million are some of the estimates, on the streets, protesting loudly, holding up signs. what can we expect today, though, now that this announcement has been made that he is stepping down? >> reporter: well, if it was an effort to placate the crowds, it has not done that. i'm looking at live pictures, again, of thousands of people on the square. it's a beautiful day in cairo. a beautiful day for protesting. i can tell given the fury i saw last night and over the last week since i arrived, i don't think these protests are going to end any time soon. >> alex marquardt in cai
not to run in the next presidential election. abc news has confirmed that president obama told mubarak he needs to take that action, which would allow for free elections and an orderly transition of power. >> just one more egyptian people, we hate him. 30 years is enough. >> reporter: the largest protest this country has ever seen. despite the government shutdown of public roads and transportation. in cairo where mubarak was hung in effigy, more than 250,000 people packed tahrir square. since friday the protests have generally been peaceful. one poster showed the one casualty. t women have been allowed much less freedom than men have found their voice. >> mubarak leave the country! just leave us alone! we will make it! we are not the first people to get rid of. >> reporter: repercussions are rippling through the middle east. king abdullah vowed to launch political reforms and obama administration spoke for the first time with one possible successor to mubarak, nobel laureate mohammed ed elbaradei. >> president obama addressed from the white house last night. he said egypt's transition mus
address, president obama talks about the need to improve education to complete globally. he gets it from the intel organization facility that he visited yesterday near portland, oregon. he is followed by tom price with the gop address. represented a price talks about the president's 2012 budget request and the need to cut government spending to create a better environment for job creation. his remarks follow a series of amendments passed by house republicans early this morning that would produce 2011 fertile spending by $61 billion. -- federal spending by $61 billion. >> i am speaking to you outside portland, ore. where i am visiting pinto, a company that helped pioneer the digital age. i just toured the assembly line where workers are building microprocessors to run everything from desktops to smartphones. but these workers are not just manufacturing high-tech computer chips. they are showing us how america will win the future. for decades, intel has led the world in developing new technologies. even as global competition has intensified, this company has invested, build, and hired righ
, but that is not what they heard. >> he gave president -- of power to the vice-president. >> earlier, president obama said he was following the developments and pledged the u.s. will do all it can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy. >> what is absolutely clear is that we are witnessing history unfold. it is a moment of transformation that is taking place because the fuel of egypt are calling for change. >> the military announced on state tv that it has stepped in to secure the country and promised protesters that their demands will be met. in washington, the cia director told the house intelligence committee the developments in egypt will have a tremendous impact. >> if it is done right, it will help us a great deal in trying to promote stability in that part of the world. if it happens wrong, it could create serious problems for us and for the rest of the world. >> president obama watch mubarak's speech aboard air force one and called for a security meeting at the white house. >> thousands of you received our breaking e-mail alert this afternoon telling you of the live video o
in concord, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> president obama is callings for a six-year $63 billion spending plan for high-speed rails. he's requesting $8 billion in spending for what he'll submit to congress. much could be directed to california's high-speed rail process. vice president biden tried to say it would create jobs and loosen the economy. >> raise productivity, promotes and creates jobs. not just the job it creates just for the structure, the job it creates for the consequence of productivity. >> if approved, the money would go toward developing or improving trains that travel 250 mph and connect existing rail lines to new projects. they say any new high-speed rail investments should concentrate on the east-west corridor instead of california. >> job openings fell for the second p straight month in december. the labor department says employers advertised nearly 3 million jobs. that's a drop of almost 140,000 from november and the lowest number of jobs since september. abc 7 is trying to help. less than an hour from now we're cosponsoring a free job fair. don sanchez is live in co
but he is handing over power. just a short time ago president obama released a statement saying the egyptian government has not seized the opportunity for a path to genuine democracy. simon perez with the latest. >> reporter: president obama isn't the only one disappointed in the president's decision. hundreds of thousands packed into central cairo expecting an end to more than two weeks of protests. president hosni mubarak announcing his resignation. but instead he said he will stay on. pushing some to tears and many more to anger. >> i decided to transfer my powers to the vice president. >> reporter: but that wasn't nearly good enough for the tens of thousands of people packed into tahrir square in cairo they want egyptian president hosni mubarak gone. indeed, rumors flew all day that he would resign. hosni mubarak has been urged by the obama administration to make way for democracy. so explains susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations in san francisco today. >> there needs to be an orderly, prompt and genuine transition to real democracy, not simply a single elec
obama has been quietly petitioning restaurants to rethink their children's menu. consider an average 8-year-old should consume 1,500 calories a day. ruby tuesday's kids' mac and cheese has half a day's calories. applebee's mini cheeseburgers, 720 calories. add kid sized fries and milk, almost a day's calories in a single meal. >> junk food with pepperoni pizzas, cheese everywhere, soda pop in huge cups. that's the way to raise an obese generation of kids. and we're doing a pretty good job of it. >> reporter: sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> this comes on the heels of a news a few days ago a doctor saying we feed kids rice cereal too much, that's a bad carbohydrate leading to obesity. lots of advice out there for what not to feed the kids. >> they did poll mothers. they asked mothers what their babies were eating at certain marks of life. a lot of time you think this research doesn't correspond with real kids. this was done with real kids. >> absolutely. this is the one year anniversary of when michelle obama launched her anti-obesity initiative. hopefully we're getting thinner an
: february 10th, 2007 was a bitter day in illinois it weren'-when then had it president barack obama announced his presidency forcandicy for president/ republican contenders are beginning to jockey for position. >> we will continue to change. it >> reporter: only at one candidate is running, ca mccain. >> we are winning the senate. o we have a baby we are waiting the travel crowd. se (cheering & applause) mike had to be is at the top of the list. followemike huckabe top of list. >> brother hahood is in pour into and be more wrong is not necessary >> vicki: coming up we find in which athletic programs are surviving it cuts. which athletes will be to hang it up? >>pam: it is a nice day things wil right down to the root. two: it forms a barrier, that prevents new weeds from growing for up to four months. roundup extended control - kills and prevents. >> vicki: uc berkeley and will cut it to sports in their department. they had considered cutting it five sports. rugby, gymnastics and have been saved. let us see how they came to that decision. >> reporter: it was important to make sure th
. plus, a teenager found, a missing virginia girl located. and who the obamas are hosting for super bowl sunday. abc 7 news starts now. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> good evening. i am pamela brown. a new law went into effect in d.c., aim to crack down on noise. it quietly went into effect last week and some are preparing to fight the measure, saying that it unfairly targets them. john gonzalez has the latest. >> saturday night in georgetown, it is not unusual to find house parties, and loud music. going to jail for 90 days for loud music is the law, but some argue, how you define too noisy? spend time in d.c. and you will hear lots of different sounds. but at what point does become disruptive? this is the first weekend since the noise ordinance law was beefed up. >> they would harass us. at that he admits that they throw loud parties from time to time. >> we get harassed. >> the law states that making loud noise between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. is now an offense prison.le by 90 jaydays in >> the parties often go on past your children's bad time. >
obama is going to be landing at 5:45. >>pam: president obama is going to be landing at 5:45 and dan kerman? the president is only 30 minutes away? >>reporter: that is correct, pm. he will be writing at s f o. with one of the marine helicopters you will-be are writing, pam he will be arriving, pam through silicon valley and talking about innovation, technology and was to spend billions on high-speed internet, research and development and clean energy. he is going to need this high-power technology to back him on these plans for his budget. we understand that eric schmidt from google, zuckerberg, steve jobs are just a few people expected to sit down and talk about this. and less than 12 hours to go to anothe software plant in oregon. and attorney general, pamela harris and the new genermayor ed lee are all here to greet him . with this rainfall it could possibly dry up by the time he lands. pamela? >>pam: dosteve jobs his health is still in question. gave? >> let us role this video. it is interesting. this is the enquirer that has this is not published is coming out in the next couple
as we head into the weekend and talk all about it in a bit. >> president barack obama is supposed to introduce a new budget part of the plan will include a $53 billion spending plan for high-speed rail. all around $2.3 billion of that will go toward a real connecting the bay area to the loss angeles area. vice-president joe biden talk about the plan being good for the u.s. economy and will not be a burden. >> 3 all agreed we need to cut spending to get the deficit under control but as president barack obama made clear, when it comes to jobs there are three key places where we cannot compromise. we cannot compromise on education, innovation or infrastructure. >> the high-speed rail plan would be paid for over the next six years with a tab of about $8 million each year. congress will have to approve the plan first. looking at traffic on the golden gate bridge no problems coming into the city of san francisco. the right set of your screen traffic into and more and not bad problems either. we'll be back. >> here's what's happening around california, adnan has been killed by a rooster
of president barack obama as transportation budget. >> mark: out of egypt and the egyptian government ask the united states to freeze assets of the egyptians. in the meantime there former president is becoming a missing person. he has all but banishevanished. a committee out appointed by the military to amend the constitution says the new document will be temporary until democratic rule is that established. protests are going through middle east countries. this is a this scene iniran, they're calling for death. tens of thousands of people turned out for this rally in solidarity with egypt. it was the first show of strength from the opposition. >> darya: yemen protesters are scuffling with police. the demonstrators are demanding political reform and a white u.s. president to leave, meantime hillary clinton is making of policy address today, she will warm repressive states that curbs on internet freedom will not hold back reform. that there is no application for ending online repression. she says regimes that clampdown on internet usage will not be able to see what's been changed forever. >
here. ambassador huntsman does appear to potentially be viable as a candidate to run against obama in two years. >> you said you wished halpern were here. as -- as meachem can't -- >> no, halpern was knocking it down. >> i wish halpern was here. >> every time, that name comes up. >> he hisses and -- >> i know. like this. >> a little behind the scene. >> like we're so stupid. >> sitting next to me, halpern is going -- >> yeah. >> i'm sure it's -- it's unprofessional. i don't think journalists should do that. but i notice, though, he must have -- john meachem, going to you now, he must have known something was coming. because yesterday when huntsman's name came up, he backed off a little. this is a guy writing "game change ii." he's got a leak like a sieve or halpern doesn't make his million dollars. >> we'll talk about that as well. >>> and also the government says you all should eat less. we'll definitely talk about that. just eat less. that's all you need to do. yeah. well, unfortunately we need to hear that for some reason. >>> let's go to egypt. crowds are gathering in cairo rig
think he doesn't run. in part because obama doesn't look as beatable after the elections. >> he doesn't want to be president of the united states so he can be on the senate finance committee? i don't know about that. >> there's nothing more titillating. >> let's talk about john huntsman. he's putting a cramp on mitt romney's bid here. >> essentially we have a mormon primary between huntsman and romney, both of whom are mormons, both of whom are from utah. they have a long relationship. there's some tension between the two of them. they're viewed very differently inside the state. i saw a poll in the last 24 hours that says romney is much more popular with republicans than huntsman. romney is much more religious, much more identified with the clutch than huntsman is. he gave an interview some time ago to "fortune" who that said i'm not that religious. >> always a good sign when a guy runs away from the church. not really that religious. stuff that i group up on. the faith of my fathers, nah, not for the next 12 months. i mean, come on. come on, seriously? >> remember romney, that was a
the current temporary funding bill expires. >>> president obama continues his west coast tech tour this morning, flying from san francisco to portland, oregon, to inspect an intel computer chip plant. mr. obama dined last night with a dozen tech industry leaders, including facebook's mark zuckerberg, apple's steve jobs, and google's eric schmidt. >> he doesn't really care how facebook works or how they're going to design the next iphone. he's here to see how these companies grow in the middle of the worst recession ever. we're having great years. facebook, exploding through the recession. apple exploding through the recession. and many others, google. booming through the recession. >> the president hopes to boost the economy by promoting u.s. leadership in high-tech innovation. >>> now to the turbulent middle east. funerals are being held today in bahrain for protesters killed in a violent police raid yesterday. four anti-government demonstrators died and more than 200 were injured in the predawn attack on protesters camping out in bahrain's capital. cbs radio correspondent toula v
creek. kristen? >> frances, thanks a lot. it's 4:32. president obama is leaving the bay area this morning after a high-powered dinner with silicon valley leaders last night. all the attention on intel this morning because of where the president is going today and the important job he gave to its ceo. terry mcsweeney is live at san francisco international airport. terry? >> president obama expected to take off from san francisco international about 8:30 this morning headed to intel just outside of portland, oregon. but last night here in the silicon valley, he met with the nation's hi-tech brain trust. take a look at pictures of the president as he arrived at sfo being greeted by former mayor and now lieutenant gavin newsom, san francisco mayor ed lee and then it was time to get down to business. president obama heading over to the woodside estate of venture capitalist john door. the guests at the estate. steve jobs, google ceo eric schmidt, founder mark zuckerberg. larry ellison. cisco's john chambers, yahoo's carol bartz, discussion how to promote jobs in hi-tec
jintao paid a visit to this country and held productive talks with president obama. both our leaders declared their commitment to building a cooperative the partnership based on mutual respect and mutual benefits. his visit is important and will surely give new impetus to the overall development of our bilateral relations. in all 50 states, the state of california and san francisco, in particular, will benefit from this. this year is also a remarkable year for san francisco. for the first time in its 162- year history, you have and we have four asian american supervisors. and the first time in history, we have a chinese-american mayor. it is not only, i think, a recognition of asian americans, chinese americans, but of the contribution to the overall development to the city, and also, a vivid expression of the cultural makeup of san francisco which made the city so dynamic, strong and beautiful. ladies and gentlemen, the chinese counsel stands ready to work with you in the future to work and make san francisco -- as mere ly said -- the best gateway to china. i thank you for your atte
in opposition. the budget debate has even gained president obama's attention. >> what he sees happening in wisconsin, making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain, seems more like an assault on unions. >> reporter: it is an emotional issue in the state that gave birth to public worker unions 75 years ago. >> to take a and throw away the contract, to say that it's balancing the budget is bull crap. >> reporter: but new republican governor scott walker says he was hired to fill a $3.6 billion budget hole and his plan is saving 5,500 state worker jobs. >> this is a fraction of what most people working class, middle class citizens in the state are paying in terms of what we're asking for. >> reporter: the republicans say they have the votes. they need one democratic senator to come back. but, for now, all of them remain out of state in seclusion. cynthia bowers, cbs news, madison, wisconsin. >> joining us now from madison in wisconsin is the wisconsin governor, scott walker. governor, good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> we just hear from cynthia's report a second ago.
of such talks saying they mistrust the government. >>> president barack obama talked about his efforts to support democratic reform in egypt. in a conversation that aireded on fox he was asked about the potential role of the muslim brotherhood and a new egyptian government. >> i think the muslim brotherhood is one faction. they don't have the support in egypt but they are well organ e organized and there are strains of their ideology that are anti-u.s., there's no doubt about it. here's the thing we have to understand. there are a whole bunch of secular folks in egypt, there are a whole bunch of educators and civil society in egypt that wants to come to the floor as well. and so it's important for us not to say that our only two options are either the muslim brotherhood or a suppressed egyptian people. >> and president obama went on to say his ultimate goal will be as a partner with the united states. >>> three adults who traveled to the dominican republic for a wedding, then returned to the u.s., have all recovered from their bouts with the disease. the disease is spread by poor sani
for a half hour, president obama made his first comments since friday. he expects a transition of power in egypt to start immediately. >> it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders. only the egyptian people can do that. what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak, is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, peaceful and it must begin now. >> it is not yet done in cairo, right now. it is wednesday in cairo. protesters calling for another day of demonstrations after friday prayers to demand president mubarak leaves office now. we are going live to cairo in a moment. i have one more thing for you to consider from today's news. if president mubarak's speech seemed familiar to you, consider this -- >> translator: i have spent more than 50 years of life in the service of tunisia serving in the army and 20 years at the presidency. every day of my life was and will always be on the service of my country. i have made countless sacrifices. >> sounding like hosni mubarak did in egypt? that was january 13th, the night before he fled the
important job. you keep going. >> thank you. >> thank you, sarah. when we come back, does president obama really like what he sees in egypt tonight? later, blowback. does the chaos in cairo put you at risk? usa prime credit. you have question?. ok...peggy. yes, i have 100,000 reward points. what are my options? ooh, many options. ooh. one keychain. b, trucker cap. look good for ladies. uh ok, how 'bout cash? cash? he want cash! want better rewards? peggy? switch to discover. america's number 1 cash rewards program. it pays to discover. missing something? now you get a cleanser with scope freshness. ♪ new fixodent plus scope ingredients. ♪ cleans...kills germs that cause denture odors... and provides your dentures with the freshness of scope. ♪ new fixodent cleanser plus scope ingredients. what up, dave! i just point, shoot and post to facebook. so instead of fumbling to open my camera app like dave here, i can put my phone away, and open my parachute. open yours, dave! (pause) hey is it cool if i date emily when you're... ah, nevermind! vo: now for a limited time, get a samsung focu
collective bargaining. it was 2007 when president obama was running when he said if the union was ever out on, you know, had issues, i would be the first one out there on the picket lines with them. he hasn't been out there. >> no, he hasn't been out there. in fact, let's take the fist question first. the fact that republican governors are taking a hard line on spending in the states, republican state hard line in washington d.c., that is absolutely helping with their base. what their base is going to want is that they continue to keep this hard line all the way through 2011 through 2012. that will help them on election day. at the same time what democrats need to do is continue to keep fighting. president obama did make that comment. he made it in south carolina when he was running for president. he got a little bit coverage today from a major head on the sunday shows. activists are frustrated. they don't think he's doing enough. they want to see him up in wisconsin. that's very unlikely to happen. if they don't see president obama in wisconsin, they want him to send somebody to wisconsin to
in talking to geithner this morning he has that kind of time frame. if obama is reelected and republican reelected maybe 2013 they can do a deal. meantime they have to find a way to keep the government running. >> that's where we bring in martin katy. at this point do republicans feel contrary to what happened with newt gingrich this time they have the political leverage on their side and this game of chicken really favors them to go up to the brink and beyond? >> yeah. there's an argument to be made and republicans make it it is different this time. it's not 1995. the mood among american voters is much more anti-spending and concern about the deficit. we have people covering town halls during this brief recess and they are still hearing that sort of tea party driven passion. yeah, shut down the government. don't compromise. we're hearing that sort of thing from town halls now. congress comes back monday. they have four days to figure out a compromise that's somewhere between the house cut of $60 billion and the senate cut of essentially zero. and they're going to either find another con
wishes to him and his family. today president obama spoke briefly about the events in egypt. he says they are making progress toward a path out of their political crisis. he would not comment on the talks between egypt's vice president and opposition groups which occurred on sunday. >>> authorities are trying to piece together the chain of events in a frightening home invasion robbery near gilroy this morning. three men broke into his house and tied him up. the man told investigators they got a combination to his safe where they took a number of guns and also stole his pickup truck. >> we are trying to ascertain more information regarding the victim's relationship with them and from there we'll see more. >> they found the truck in the santa cruz mountains. homeowner gave authorities a vague description of two of the suspects saying they were in late 20s with slim builds. >> pg&e is investigating an explosion at a east bay mud facility in walnut creek. it happened this morning at a water pumping station near putnam boulevard. you can see the fire is smoldering of the transformer. it k
the regime. >> as you might guess, the white house is not pleased and impatient president obama is demanding egypt's leadership make clear what changes are taking place. mr. obama questions whether the power shift is an immediate, meaningful or sufficient sign of reform. >>> gunmen have been shoot at buss in the east bay. and starting tonight the buses are getting security. armed escort now trail the buses along the route in north richmond from market to 6th and mcdonnell. robert lyles shows you more. >> reporter: unusual is right. and here is why. the union representing ac transit drivers says that for two years both their drivers and the passengers have been sitting ducks. they say that they have been attacked every year for those two years by someone at gunpoint. now, the union has offered an ultimatum. it is either the buss will be followed by a sheriff's cruiser as you see pulling here into the bart station here in richmond or there will be no bus service here. and it all started with a bus attack that we brought you exclusively last night. cbs 5 showed you the bullet riddled bus line l
. >>> president obama hosted the three most powerful republicans at the white house. joel brown reports for wjz, they're trying to find common ground, as the two sides are preparing for a showdown over government spending. >>> house gop leaders left a lunch with the president, having played a big role in deciding what was on the menu. >> but the american people expect washington to cut spending in order to grow jobs in america. >> reporter: republicans came here flexing newfound political muscle in this first meeting with the president since taking control in the house. they dined with president obama for over an hour, setting the table for a showdown over the budget and finding some common ground along the way. >> the economy so desperately needs us to work together to send the signal that we should start growing again, as america. because that's what america does best. it innovates and leaves. >> reporter: president obama is hoping to use these bipartisan pow wows as a way to find compromise with republicans. last year, he promised to make them a monthly event. but that didn't happen. he's pl
:00 and 6:00. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> terry, thank you. >> president obama is planning to call new zealand's president later today to reiterate u.s. support for the country devastated by a powerful earthquake two days ago. >> teams are rushing in with help. jenelle joins us with the latest. >> it's now 8 a.m. thursday morning in new zealand. search and rescue teams continue looking for survivors. anyone trapped under the rubble has now been buried 43 hours and counting (screams) >> new pictures emerging showing the horror of the 6.2 earthquake and aftermath as dust covers the city. >> oh, my god. >> you can hear this man' panicked voice as he runs outside with his camera to see the devastation. >> my gosh. people are in there? >> and pictures from the epicenter of tuesday's quake hones the story of must have had and debris covering the roads. crews rescued 120 people. some needed limbs amputated to free them from the rubble. the search continues for survivors. more than 300 are still missing. >> hello! >> tragic news the death toll now at 75 and counting. police believe dozens are
this afternoon prior to mubarak's speech, president obama said that the united states would continue to support the goals of the protestors but he did not outright call for mubarak to step down. and so going -- >> so going forward, we want the young people and all egyptians to know that america will continue to do everything that we can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy in egypt. >> reporter: there was a lot of confusion that swirled throughout the day. earlier, there were reports of mubarak's resignation that started or as a military coup. the army had announced it had taken steps to safeguard the country, and those reports intensified when cia director leon pineta told a congressional hearing this morning that there was a strong likelihood that mubarak was going step down today. >> and there seems, obviously, to be a disconnect between the white house and cia on what was going to happen in egypt today. are we going to hear more from president obama about this? >> reporter: president obama himself said in his address in michigan today that he would have more to say, but
this morning. just log on to for the latest throughout the day. >>> president barack obama turning his attention from egypt to religion this morning. the president right now addressing the national prayer breakfast. but there is another special guest in attendance. and gurvir dhindsa has more where breakfast is taking place. good morning. >> reporter: allison, good morning to you. the prayer breakfast here at the washington hilton got underway at about 8:00 this morning. president obama started speaking just a couple of minutes ago. every president since eisenhower has attended the national prayer breakfast so it's not unusual for the president to be here. as a matter of fact he did speak here last year. last year talking about his personal views on prayer. so why is it important that the president be here again today addressing his faith? this is why. listen to these numbers. there was a national survey taken back if october of 2010 where the president's faith once again came into question. four out of ten pastors, there were a thousand pastors surveyed, believe that the president
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